While millennials couldn’t imagine their lives without social media, and generation Z entirely grew up with technology, there are people who’re genuinely struggling to make sense of this whole new tech world. Just think of your grandma and grandpa searching for the letter T on the keyboard in what feels like a solid hour-long bender.

But hey, at least they’re trying hard, and some are even learning to share a story on Facebook, call via Whatsapp, and hang out on Zoom meetings. Well, maybe not the last one.

And there’s something so charming about elderly people navigating the complex terrain of the tech world that there’s a whole subreddit, r/oldpeoplefacebook, dedicated entirely to it. Created in 2013, the community has 1 million members sharing the fun, cute, and sometimes cringe-worthy moments of elders walking in the internet jungle. “Grandma and grandpa have finally joined social media, and they love sharing their opinions with everyone,” states the description.

And as your phone buzzes with a new notification from your grandma streaming live to show how pretty her re-potted geranium looks, let me tell you, this post—you can relate.

#1

When Emojis Are Banned So You Make Your Own

When Emojis Are Banned So You Make Your Own

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David K
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1 month ago

When yourself become an emoji. Kudos to the lady!

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#2

A Friend Posted This

A Friend Posted This

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chaitu cherry
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1 month ago

is this a strategy or innocence??

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#3

My Father In Law Likes To Caption Pictures Of My Pets On Facebook

My Father In Law Likes To Caption Pictures Of My Pets On Facebook

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Romenriel
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1 month ago

That's adorable!

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According to a 2018 Eurostat study, 87 percent of people in Europe who are aged 75 years and over have never been online. This is partly because most current technology is designed in a way that relies on users’ ability to see, hear, and read. But many elderly are struggling to do so due to their age and health conditions.

Another study conducted by Pew Research showed that 23% of elderly people in US have a “physical or health condition that makes reading difficult or challenging.” Meanwhile, 29% said they suffer from “disability, handicap, or chronic disease that prevents them from fully participating in many common daily activities.”

The same study suggested that seniors would need assistance to learn to use social media or tech devices. Only 18% of seniors expressed that they’re comfortable with learning how to use a new technology device, and 77% said that they would rely on someone else helping them.

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Wholesome

Wholesome

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Shelp
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1 month ago

That's actually cute!

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#5

Emergency Assistance Needed

Emergency Assistance Needed

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Jihana
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1 month ago

Wholesome!

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Coward

Coward

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Jihana
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1 month ago

🤣 I Love this one

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Among many reasons why seniors are less likely to learn to use technology are reduced mobility and reactivity. Some elders are less likely to absorb new knowledge since they never got accustomed to technology throughout their lives, so this is truly an uncharted and very challenging terrain for them. Others struggle with touch screens due to hardened hand skin, poor eyesight, and reduced reaction.

At the end of the day, everyone is responsible for being more accepting towards seniors using technology, even if it sometimes means you should overlook their not-always-perfect attempts to master it.

#7

It Was Worth A Shot

It Was Worth A Shot

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Lisa Simpson
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1 month ago

Grampa's got humour :)

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#8

Calm Down G R A N D M A

Calm Down G R A N D M A

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Aleksandra Elias
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1 month ago

that escalated

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#9

My 97 Year Old Grandpa Is On Facebook. A Couple Of Years Ago He Liked A Photo Of Mine, So He Printed The Whole Page To Display It In His Home

My 97 Year Old Grandpa Is On Facebook. A Couple Of Years Ago He Liked A Photo Of Mine, So He Printed The Whole Page To Display It In His Home

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David K
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1 month ago

He is 97 years old and apparently knows how to use Facebook and a printer. For a person of his age this is incredible. My grandpa doesn´t even know these things exist.

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#10

Granny Messaged To Wish Me Luck On My Test

Granny Messaged To Wish Me Luck On My Test

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Hans
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1 month ago

Innocence lost.

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#11

My Mom Accidentally Included A Picture Of Me Sleeping In An Ad She Posted

My Mom Accidentally Included A Picture Of Me Sleeping In An Ad She Posted

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Aleksandra Elias
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1 month ago

Buy all garlands and get a sleeping person for FREE

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#12

On A Photo Of My Fiance

On A Photo Of My Fiance

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Hans
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1 month ago

I think this one is charming.

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#13

Apple Sauce Price At Walmart

Apple Sauce Price At Walmart

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

I know this will be me in a one day, hope my kid/grandkids are sweetly patient too:)

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#14

This Must Technically Count. My Aunt Just Took A Screenshot

This Must Technically Count. My Aunt Just Took A Screenshot

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David K
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1 month ago

Screw the technicalities, she did it right :-)

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#15

My Grandmothers Comment On My Photo Of Me And My 15 Year Old Cat

My Grandmothers Comment On My Photo Of Me And My 15 Year Old Cat

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Luther von Wolfen
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1 month ago

You knew what Gramma was like when you friended her.

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#16

Name This Plant

Name This Plant

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Romenriel
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1 month ago

Can someone tell me what plant is it? I would guess it is from Lamiaceae family.

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#17

My Late Father, Chuck, Had To Use Speech-To-Text Which LED To Some Amazing Posts

My Late Father, Chuck, Had To Use Speech-To-Text Which LED To Some Amazing Posts

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DforDory
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1 month ago

No truck truck.

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#18

My Uncle Just Left This Comment On His Own Picture Of A Frog. There Are No Other Comments Or Likes

My Uncle Just Left This Comment On His Own Picture Of A Frog. There Are No Other Comments Or Likes

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Anon Yymi
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1 month ago

Ominous.

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#19

My Late Grandmother Figuring Out Her Phone

My Late Grandmother Figuring Out Her Phone

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Jihana
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1 month ago

That's very cute!

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#20

“Go To Bed”

“Go To Bed”

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David K
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1 month ago

LMAO

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#21

60 Year Old Coworker Has Been Texting Me Everyday For Over A Year

60 Year Old Coworker Has Been Texting Me Everyday For Over A Year

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David K
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1 month ago

Meaningful conversation, I must say.

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#22

I Don't Think Grandma Knows Who Rihanna Is

I Don't Think Grandma Knows Who Rihanna Is

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Hans
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1 month ago

Being agnostic of so called celebrities is actually a very good idea.

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#23

My Aunt Giving Everyone A Heads Up

My Aunt Giving Everyone A Heads Up

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Some Cool Guy
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1 month ago

Too much information

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#24

Not Sure If This Belongs But This Picture My Dad Gave Me For Christmas

Not Sure If This Belongs But This Picture My Dad Gave Me For Christmas

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Hans
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1 month ago

I find it alarming.

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#25

My Grandma Thought I Love Babies Doing Yoga

My Grandma Thought I Love Babies Doing Yoga

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David K
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1 month ago

Why not? X Æ A-12 sounds weirder.

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#26

Found This On Facebook Marketplace And Cant Stop Thinking About It

Found This On Facebook Marketplace And Cant Stop Thinking About It

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

"Even more surprisingly, the purchaser discovered that it was actually not a reflection, but a small enamel artwork. Tomorrow, on marketplace mysteries...who are the people buying the poorly executed crafts? You won't believe their stories! Until next time, dear viewers"

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Ponch

Ponch

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Calcium The Bully Terrier
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1 month ago

Ponch

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#28

Aunt Gave Birth Yesterday And Grandpa Was Very Excited

Aunt Gave Birth Yesterday And Grandpa Was Very Excited

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David K
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1 month ago

Grandpa was overly enthusiastic on a day the child was born. Normally he says 3 words an year.

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#29

Cher Accidentally Turning On Night Mode And Nancy Sinatra Telling Her To Restart...amazing

Cher Accidentally Turning On Night Mode And Nancy Sinatra Telling Her To Restart...amazing

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Lauren Caswell
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1 month ago

Lol they got each others backs!

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#30

Woke Up This Morning With A Text From Grandma

Woke Up This Morning With A Text From Grandma

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Shelp
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1 month ago

?? I guess we'll never know why grandma tried to summon the allmighty one

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#31

Grandma Doesn’t Get The Joke

Grandma Doesn’t Get The Joke

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David K
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1 month ago

Yes, but as Yoda from Narnia says in the Harry Potter series: "The greatest teacher, failure is."

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#32

The Comment Is From My Grandmother

The Comment Is From My Grandmother

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Annie di Angelo
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1 month ago

Oh dear oh dear oh dear.

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#33

Please Not The Attorney General

Please Not The Attorney General

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kasa alex
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1 month ago

Well that escalated quickly...

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#34

Grandma Said She Was In The Middle Of The Atlantic Late Last Night With No Extra Explanation

Grandma Said She Was In The Middle Of The Atlantic Late Last Night With No Extra Explanation

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Shelp
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1 month ago

She is in the middle of the Gulf of Guinea

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#35

We Don't Deserve Debra

We Don't Deserve Debra

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David K
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1 month ago

This asshole doesn´t deserve Debra to be his loving grandma.

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#36

Funny! Also, I’m Dying

Funny! Also, I’m Dying

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Jihana
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1 month ago

That escalated quickly

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#37

Good Job

Good Job

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Rowlie
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1 month ago

8 pounds + seemingly most of the body

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#38

Congrats Jeff

Congrats Jeff

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Shelp
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1 month ago

Ok, thanks for the information, I guess

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#39

Wholesome Sue

Wholesome Sue

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Lisa Simpson
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1 month ago

Hahhahhahaha

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#40

Grandma Has Seen This Man Before!!

Grandma Has Seen This Man Before!!

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Hans
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1 month ago

Memes and Internet illiteracy might be a bad combination...

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#41

When My Grandfather Has To Log Into Facebook, He Creates A New Account Instead. Today Is His Birthday

When My Grandfather Has To Log Into Facebook, He Creates A New Account Instead. Today Is His Birthday

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Rowlie
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1 month ago

So far my mother only has two accounts but I think we'll get there

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#42

Lady Compliments My Profile Pic. Then 4 Months Later Mistakenly Thanks Me For Complimenting Hers

Lady Compliments My Profile Pic. Then 4 Months Later Mistakenly Thanks Me For Complimenting Hers

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Happiness is Hippo
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1 month ago

That’s so cute!

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#43

On A Review Of An Eye Doctor’s Office

On A Review Of An Eye Doctor’s Office

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

What a sh*tty review

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Kys

Kys

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Lisa Simpson
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1 month ago (edited)

Wow, they invent their own acronyms and think everyone will get the meaning...

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